There will be an optional one-day, pre-conference field trip to the San Gabriel Mountains north of Pasadena on Monday, May 7. The principal focus will be the anorthosite unit as an analog for magma oceans, but additional field stops will include the metamorphic basement rocks, Mesozoic age plutonic rocks, hydrous alteration of subduction zone rocks, and the fault geology of the region. The field trip will depart from the conference hotel at 7:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 5:00 p.m.
Due to the number of people who indicated interest in the field trip on the abstract submission form, we will not be able to provide bus transportation. Instead, Walter Kiefer and Allan Treiman of the LPI will run the field trip on an informal basis with participants providing transportation via their own rental cars. Due to limited roadside space at some outcrop locations, we STRONGLY encourage that participants share rides as much as possible. We will stop at a local grocery store at the start of the field trip so that participants can purchase lunch and water bottles. We will also provide electronic copies of the field guide to individuals who wish to explore the field stop sites on their own. There will be no charge for the field trip.
Additional field trip details will be provided by email prior to the start of the conference. This will include an opportunity for participants to organize rides. If you are interested in the field trip but have not yet signed up as a participant, please contact Walter Kiefer (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than Friday, April 13.